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Waveland manufacturer pivots from storefronts to face shields

By LISA MONTI Infinity-AP, the custom storefront fabrication company in Waveland that manufactures custom storefronts for major retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria’s Secret and the PINK chain of stores, is now manufacturing face shields for medical workers. The production of the face shield – both the bracket that attaches to the head and the shield itself – began ...

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THURSDAY — Mississippi reports 104 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,177 total with 26 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,177 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 104 newly identified cases on Thursday morning. There have been 26 total deaths (4 new) reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, ...

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Brent Story joins Neel-Schaffer as Georgia Director of Transportation Services

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., has announced the addition of Brent Story, PE, to our Georgia Operations as Director of Transportation Services. Based in Neel-Schaffer’s Atlanta office, Brent will play an integral role in enhancing our services to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Having spent his entire career with GDOT, Brent brings over three decades of diverse project experience to his new ...

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Reeves issues statewide stay-home order amid virus

“Every day, for the last several weeks, I have asked our health experts whether it is time for the ultimate action of a “shelter in place” order statewide. Yesterday, for the first time, we got the answer we had been anticipating. They told me we are now at the point in Mississippi’s cycle where such drastic restrictions are required. Today ...

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Mississippi auto sellers dealing with ‘moving target’ of spreading virus

By JACK WEATHERLY Auto dealerships have been declared an essential business by Gov. Tate Reeves. But that does not mean they are getting a free ride. In fact, their road is getting bumpier as the potentially fatal corona virus pandemic spreads across all 50 states, and the rest of the world. CarMax, the nation’s largest used-car dealer, has temporarily shut ...

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State’s banks adapting business model to deal with COVID-19

By LYNN LOFTON Banks, like all businesses, are adapting their business model to the reality of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. For some that means giving special consideration to customers who miss loan payments due to unemployment. Another change is limiting transactions to drive-through windows and inside banking by appointment. One of those financial institutions making a change is Gulfport ...

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WEDNESDAY — Mississippi reports a record 136 new cases of Coronavirus, 1,073 total with 22 dead

Mississippi’s total of presumptive cases of COVID-19 now stands at 1,073 after the Mississippi Health Department reported 136 newly identified cases on Wednesday morning. There have been 22 total deaths reported, the vast majority of which appear to have been with older patients with underlying conditions. Deaths have occurred in Amite County, Bolivar County, DeSoto County, Hancock County, Harrison County, ...

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BancPlus completes acquisition of State Bank and Trust

BancPlus Corp., parent of BankPlus, announced on Wednesday the completion of its previously announced acquisition of State Capital Corp., parent of State Bank and Trust Company. The BankPlus acquisition creates the state’s sixth-largest bank based in Mississippi, with 80 branches throughout Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. As of Dec. 31, 2019, the combined company has approximately $4.1 billion in assets, deposits ...

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Louisiana spillway may open for record 3rd consecutive year

A major flood control structure on the Mississippi River may have to soon be opened up to ease pressure on New Orleans levees, federal authorities said Tuesday. The river is expected to crest above 17 feet (5.2 meters) at a key New Orleans gauge as early as Friday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said in a news release. That ...

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